Barnier, French ex-commissioner, appointed Juncker’s Brexit chief negotiator

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appointed, on 27 July, French career politician Michel Barnier as the Commission’s Chief Negotiat ...| Click here to read more

CETA: Member states seek exclusion of investment protection from provisional appli...

EU member states are considering exempting almost all investment protection provisions enshrined in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Agreement (CETA) fr ...| Click here to read more

EU terminates review about threaded tube and pipe cast fittings from China and Tha...

The European Union has terminated the partial interim review concerning imports of certain threaded tube or pipe cast fittings of malleable cast iron from C ...| Click here to read more

EU extends anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese, Indonesian sodium cyclamate

Following an expiry review, the European Union has extended for another five years the anti-dumping duties ranging from €0.23 to €0.27 per kilogramme on imp ...| Click here to read more

EU to adopt new “country-neutral” method of assessing China’s unfair trading pract...

The European Commission took a decision, on 20 July, to abolish its current method of assessing China’s unfair trading practices such as dumping or state su ...| Click here to read more

Kerry dashes new UK government’s hopes for quick FTA deal

John Kerry, US Secretary of State, has poured cold water on the UK’s plans to launch bilateral negotiations with the US in the near future to get a free tra ...| Click here to read more

EU files WTO challenge against China over its export restrictions on raw materials

The European Commission officially requested on 19 July consultations with China under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement system, allegin ...| Click here to read more

Conclusion of TTIP in 2016 in jeopardy over Brexit, says Hogan

Due to the “recent developments in the UK,” the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations might not be concluded- as sugges ...| Click here to read more

VIDEO | Top 5 Trade – All you need to know for the Slovak EU Presidency

In this special briefing, Joanna Sopinska – Trade reporter for  EU Trade Insights – picks out the Top 5 Trade priorities that will be discussed by the Euro ...| Click here to read more

Facilitation of customs between EU, China and Hong Kong expanded

The Smart and Secure Trade Lanes (SSTL) pilot project launched 10 years ago to test the ground for safety and security measures related to customs in ports ...| Click here to read more

Kerry pledges to embark on diplomatic offensive in Europe to explain TTIP

Amid growing uncertainty surrounding the ongoing EU-US free trade negotiations, John Kerry, US State Secretary reiterated his country’s strong support for t ...| Click here to read more

EU and Indonesia kick start free trade negotiations

The EU and Indonesia officially announced the launch of bilateral free trade negotiations on 18 July – a move backed earlier the same day by EU member state ...| Click here to read more

VIDEO | Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 18-31 July 2016

In this latest Brussels’ Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trad ...| Click here to read more

US to seek “adjustments” to TTIP over Brexit

While stressing that the strategic and economic rationale for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement “remains strong,” the US s ...| Click here to read more

High-profile trade issues and tight deadlines on Slovak Presidency’s plate

Presenting the top trade priorities of the Slovak EU Presidency to the Committee on International Trade (INTA) at the European Parliament (EP), on 14 July, ...| Click here to read more

EU Trade Insights’ Brussels Briefing: top trade issues from 15 to 31 July

Over the next two weeks we expect a slowdown in trade affairs as the EU institutions gradually switch to holiday mode. But there are a few issues to conside ...| Click here to read more

UK minister for Brexit: Within 2 years we can “negotiate a free trade area massive...

David Davis who was appointed, on 13 July, as the new minister for Brexit in UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet claims that within two years the countr ...| Click here to read more

Council to authorise Commission to open FTA talks with Indonesia – in brief

After a one-month delay due to the UK referendum on its EU membership, the Agriculture Council is expected to give a green light to the European Commission ...| Click here to read more

Cameron calls on May to maintain close ties with EU

Outgoing UK Prime Minister David Cameron has called on his successor Theresa May to maintain close ties with the European Union while leading UK negotiation ...| Click here to read more

EU links granting MES to China with a need to curb China’s steel dumping

Despite pressure from China to unconditionally grant the country market economy status (MES), the European Commission has said steel overcapacity in China a ...| Click here to read more

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